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Saturday, April 13th DUBLIN IS SOUND Pillow Queens Grand Social, Dublin, 1pm €12/€10 thegrandsocial.ie Co-presented by Nialler9 (ak(...)

Last September – over four years since the release of his self-titled album – Andrew Hozier-Byrne released four new songs on his Nina Cried Power(...)

It would be wrong to oversell this delightful, hitherto unknown, snapshot of a single solo performance in a Kyoto coffeehouse 40 years ago, but it doe(...)

Turlough Carolan as depicted  on the £50 note

The musician Turlough Carolan, who died 280 years ago today, is sometimes said to have been a “rockstar” of his era.   This doesn’t mean he took(...)

When is a solo album not a solo album? Perhaps when it’s a film soundtrack that is reluctant to untether itself from what makes the artist so characte(...)

Jean Ritchie recording Séamus Ennis playing the uilleann pipes in March 1952. Photograph: George Pickow Image Collection/James Hardiman Library

‘Séamus Ennis was unique,” wrote Ciarán Mac Mathúna, about the singular piper, folklorist and broadcaster on his death in 1982. “Of course every pe(...)

John Renbourn, who has died aged 70, was a founding member of the 1960s progressive folk group Pentangle. Best known for his collaborations with fello(...)

By the letter: Neil Young’s covers album is only available on vinyl, and it’s  a stunner. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past, recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology” is the rather grandiloquent quot(...)

Marc O’Reilly isn’t exactly a household name, despite a critically acclaimed debut album in 2011. Human Herdings (...)

Sam Amidon is trying his hardest to rein in his inner fanboy, but it’s impossible. He just can’t help it. “I mean, Martin Hayes, ” he says with the(...)

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